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available to discuss your article?

Posted in University life with tags , , , on June 17, 2019 by xi'an

[The ultimate fishing email, not even pretending the “editor” has been reading my article!]

Dear Christian P. Robert,

I recently came across the article you wrote a while ago entitled “[Title]” and wanted to get in touch with you to discuss the idea of writing a similar article for the Internal Medicine Review (IMRJ).

I was thinking of either a short review article, or an article which updates the previous article and includes any new data which wasn’t available at the time the previous article was written.

I know you have a busy schedule but I’m hoping you could find time during the next few months to draft an article. I think it would be a valuable addition to the journal and would be welcomed by our readership. I will include some useful links about IMRJ below. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Could you get back to me about this in the next couple of days and share your thoughts?

[A correction email was sent a few days later:]

I just realized that I forgot to include the title of your article which I was referring to in my email yesterday. I apologize for this. It is “Error and inference: an outsider stand on a frequentist philosophy”.

a new method to solve the transformation of calculus

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2018 by xi'an

An hilariously ridiculous email I just received (warning: book cover unrelated):

Good day! this is very important to the “Mathematics” and the related fields,
“The Simulator”,“Probability theory”,”Statistics”,”Numerical Analysis”,
“Cryptography”,“Data mining”,“The big data analysis”and“Artificial Intelligence”.
The transformation of random variables in Calculus is very difficult and sometimes
is impossible to be done. The simulator can get the accuracy and precise simulated data
and the database could be the probability distributution if the data size is 100,000,000
or more. The probabilistic model can be designed and getting the probability distribution
and the coefficient using the simulator.

(1)“The Simulator” has four methods,
1) the basic method is the inverse function of the distribution function,
2) the transformation method to get the simulated data,
3) the numerical analysis method to build the simulated database,
4) the simulated database and the estimated line of random variable to get the simulated data.
(2) “Probability Theory” can use the simulator to a tool.
(3) ”Statistics”, the sampling distribution of the point estimator and the test statistic
can be seen as the transformation equation and the critical point and p value is from
the sampling distribution.
(4) ”Numerical Analysis”, the simulator data can overcome the limit of numerical analysis,
the number of random variables could be more 10000.
(5) “Cryptography”, the simulator of the probabilistic model will derive the lock code
which cannot be unlocked.
(6) “Data mining”, the data set can be a specific probability distribution using
“goodness of fit” or “Curve-fitting” or “Curvilinear”.
1) “goodness of fit”, there are 45 distributions for the null hypothesis.
2) “Curve-fitting”, the estimated line of random variable and the estimated line
of the distribution function.
3) “Curvilinear”, the data set is not arithmetic series.
(7) “The big data analysis”, the number of random variables could be more 10000
about the simulator of the probabilistic model.
(8) “Artificial Intelligence”, the model after analysis can be the transformation
equation, the simulator of the probabilistic model can get the simulated data.

The first book name is “The simulator” will be public, the context contains
(1) The simulation methods,
(2)“Probability Theory”,
(3) ”Statistics” and how to write the statistical package even the population is not
Normal distribution or a special statistical model.
(5)“Explored the arithmetic data”,

Dr Robert may I stop by your office in late-September?

Posted in University life with tags , , on September 8, 2013 by xi'an

Here is a silly junk mail:

Dear Dr. Robert,

My name is Robbie Tan from A-b-mart, a world leader in custom antibody production.

Recently, I have been scheduling a trip to France from late September to October. If you have any interest in custom antibodies, would you like to set up an appointment to discuss how our revolutionary technology would assist your research?

Our team specializes in the generation of monoclonal antibodies against multiple epitopes of a protein, also called an antibody library.  Thanks to the diversity of antibodies and epitopes, such a library would multiply your chance of success with applications such as immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation and flow cytometry.

Better yet, by simply informing us the protein sequence, within 4 months you will receive the tailor-made antibodies at only a fraction of current cost (e.g. 1100 Euro for 6 mAbs against 4 peptides of a protein).

We sincerely hope you to join nearly 2,000 scientists from all over the world, who are currently benefiting from our innovative and convenient services. For further information, you are most welcome to visit our website (just google our name!).

to which I am tempted to answer yes to show’em how interested I am in antibodies…!


Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2013 by xi'an

Another focussed spam in the mail:

Dear Dr. Christian P. Robert,

How are you?

I read your interesting article of “Error and inference: an outsider stand on a frequentist philosophy“, and I know you are an active professional in this field.

Now, I am writing you to call for new papers, on behalf of Review of Economics & Finance, which is an English quarterly journal in Canada.

This journal is currently indexed by EconLit of American Economic Association (AEA), EBSCO, RePEc, National Bibliography of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, DOAJ, Ulrich, and so on.

The publication fee is CAD$450, if your paper is qualified for publication after refereeing. The submission fee of $50 is NOT applied to you by March 6th, 2013.

Thank you for your consideration. Have a rewarding month!

At least, they are quite honest about the cost of publishing there. But they should check on which paper they pick rather than using a robot that takes a paper not talking about economics or finance… (And why on Earth this line about the rewarding month?!)

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